Bool Lagoon

Key species: Stubble Quail, Blue-billed Duck, Magpie Goose, Australian Bittern, Peregine Falcon, Brolga, Swamp Harrier, Latham‟s Snipe, Blue-winged Parrot, Little Grassbird, Golden-headed Cisticola, Australian Reed-warbler. South-east of Naracoorte, Bool Lagoon is one of the best wetland reserves in South Australia.  During the summer months, there are large flocks of migrating waders. At any time of the year there are birds to watch out for here, including almost all species of duck, breeding ibises and occasionally good numbers of Magpie Goose. There is a camping area, so that you can fully appreciate the dawn and dusk chorus.  At night watch closely for bats, which stream across the sky from their roosts in the Naracoorte limestone caves.  A full species list is available from the information office in the reserve.   [Text from "A Birdwatching Guide to South Australia, Peter Waanders $7.70 from http://www.sabirding.com/shop_new.htm#books]

Getting There

In recent times Bool Lagoon has often been dry. Check if there is actually water in the lagoon before planning a visit: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/sanpr/boollagoon/index.html or phone the Naracoorte NP&WS Office on (08) 8762 3412

GPS Coordinates 37°7.29′S, 140°40.734′E

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